Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Tuesday, October 15
Grand Caverns and the Karst Geology of our Region -

Join us at the Historic Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, Virginia for "Grand Caverns and the Karst Geology of our Region" presented by Josh Rubenstin & Scott Wahlquist.  The presentation is part of the Signature Speaker Series.

Saturday, October 19
Dragon Festival -

Science, history and myth collide during the Dragon Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History! Explore the lore of dragons, the impact these creatures have had on societies across the globe, and the science behind the growth and dissemination of their myth! All of the sights and sounds that make the myth of dragons so alluring will be in full-force throughout the day!

Sunday, November 3
Science Sundays -

Science Sundays, presented by Martinsville Speedway and First Piedmont Corporation.

Experience special behind-the-scenes tours of the collections vaults beginning on the hour at 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 7
Coffee with a Curator -

Dr. Adam Pritchard, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History

Nominations sought for 33rd Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 6, 2019 for awards to be presented at the 33rd annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards.

VMNH receives $20,000 grant from Patterson Foundation

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr., Charitable Foundation Trust for the 2019-2020 “Science Festivals Initiative.”

VMNH staff news

Includes information about new hires, staff updates, and professional service.

VMNH receives $10,000 gift from Boxley for education collaborative

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently received a gift of $10,000 from Boxley Materials Company for an education collaborative that will include a combination of outreach education programs in schools and field trips to Boxley quarries.

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